Coarctation of aorta

Case contributed by Dr M Sanal Kumar


Patient presented with epistaxis and headache. Chest radiograph was ordered.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female

 Figure 3 sign is seen in aortic coarctation and is formed by prestenotic dilatation of the aortic arch and left subclavian artery, indentation at the coarctation site (also known as the "tuck"), and poststenotic dilatation of the descending aorta.

Coarctation of the aorta

Case Discussion

Coarctation of aorta

  • figure of 3 sign of frontal chest radiograph due to the prestenotic and post stenotic dilation of aorta
  • reverse figure of 3 sign in barium swallow study
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Case information

rID: 36672
Case created: 4th May 2015
Last edited: 5th Dec 2015
Systems: Vascular, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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